This Weeks Eats 8.23.15 (Plus Birdcamp Food and Beverages!)

Since I have yet to recap this year's Birdcamp trip to the Sleeping Lady Resort in Leavenworth (I'm still trying to wrap my brain around another awesome retreat), I can say that we ate the most amazing food!  We were treated to the 'snack table' again with Ziploc bags for squirreling away chocolate, almonds, crackers and various treats to our rooms...

...as well as fresh fruit, bagels and yummy nut butters.  Wild Friends samples were available to all again this year, as well as Nuun, Run Gum, GenEthix, Picky Bars and other fun swag (like Paper Birch Design wooden tags and Stance Socks, which I love now.)
And all of our meals were served buffet style at the Kingfisher Restaurant, which specializes in sustainable, organic fare (with a garden on site) and it was all amaaaaaaaazing.  Sadly I have no pictures, but every morning we'd drool over eggs with avocado salsa or sauteed spinach, fresh made granola, and the most mouth watering scones.  I'd bring Ziploc bags from the snack table and steal a scone for later in the day!  Lunch and dinner were filled with scrumptious soups, salads (heirloom tomato! fresh grains!) and fresh fish and beef dishes with the most flavorful and delicate sauces.  

I don't know what it is about Birdcamp that brings out the kombucha, but for whatever reason,  Humm kombucha was ON TAP at O'Grady's - the cafe and sundry shop at the resort.  And they had GROWLERS.
Needless to say, my roommates and I each bought one and transformed our trash can to a cooler!  Sadly, with a Oiselle group visiting, we drained the shop of Humm by the second day.  Luckily the only place they have it on tap within a 50 mile range of Seattle is a quick jaunt from my house.  Yay!  The coconut lime flavor is definitely my favorite.
Speaking of beverages, I tried a DELICIOUS grapefruit Hefeweizen at Der Hinterhof in downtown Leavenworth.
Very hungry and thirsty ladies, after a morning long run and a float down the river! Hijacked this photo from Mary Margaret, who I was THRILLED to meet in person this year!
Upon returning home, I immediately found it in my local grocery store.  It's kind of ridiculously bright orange colored, but worth it if it's available in your neck of the woods.

Okay!  Back to the weekly grind of menu planning and making my own meals.  Sigh.
  • Monday - Pizza
  • Tuesday - Green Curry Turkey Meatballs (from Mel's Kitchen Cafe)
  • Wednesday - Grilled Maple Sriracha Chicken and Roasted Broccoli (trying this recipe from Table for Two)
  • Thursday - Sloppy Joes (our family recipe is similar to Pioneer Woman's)
  • Friday - My husband is ditching me for a work event, so I'll likely have one of my 'lone wolf' meals
  • Saturday - Baked Ziti (from the Flour Sack)
  • Sunday - Fiesta Ranch Chicken Burrito Bowls (trying this recipe I found on Pinterest from Carlsbad Cravings, since I have leftover Ranch mix from the 'Cracked Out' chicken recipe we tried two weeks ago.  It was okay, I'd use much less biscuit dough in that recipe and maybe thin the soup mixture out with a bit with milk.) 
As always, I'm linking up with Org Junkie, Mommy Run Fast and Jill Conyers - be sure to check out all the great weekly menus!


  1. Which reminds me...I've got to get to packing lunches for tomorrow! :)